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Rick Di Pietro was just cut from a professional tryout with Carolina's AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, his career all but over at age 32.
Young goalies can go on hot streaks, but in the end, Di Pietro's numbers fell to a .896 save percentage and a 3.73 goals-against average in the remaining 117 games of his NHL career.
To answer that, we'll examine how each of these three circumstances developed for Di Pietro.
The Hype In a move that even general manager Mike Milbury called gutsy, the New York Islanders made Rick Di Pietro the first goalie ever to be selected first overall in the NHL entry draft (though Michel Plasse was drafted first overall by Montreal in its predecessor, the NHL amateur draft).
The Unrealistic Expectations Despite two average seasons as New York's starting goalie (split up by the 2005 NHL lockout), Di Pietro was the starting goalie for the U. Olympic team in 2006, starting four of its six games in Torino.
Amidst that preliminary success, Di Pietro was signed to a historic 15-year, .5 million contract in September 2006.